Fitness pioneer and author Tracy Anderson and Award-winning American fashion designer Nicole Miller to be honored along with previously announced NBC’s TODAY Show Co-Anchor Savannah Guthrie at the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life® Award Annual Spring Luncheon
City of Hope’s East End Chapter/Jeanne Kaye League has a history of presenting distinguished women with its top philanthropic honor in recognition of their professional achievements, charitable contributions and personal commitment to the fight against women’s cancers. Past honorees of Spirit of Life® Award include: Kristin Chenoweth, Katie Couric, Cindy Crawford, Fran Drescher, Jane Krakowski, Hoda Kotb, Sandra Lee, Joan Lunden, Dr. Ellen Marmur, Mary Tyler Moore, Amy Robach, Kelly Ripa, Rosanna Scotto, Robin Roberts, Essie Weingarten and Paula Zahn.
“Ms. Anderson, Miller and Guthrie have demonstrated unparalleled dedication to accelerating progress against cancer and we are proud to honor their extraordinary contributions,” said Lisa Kaye Fuld, co-president, East End Chapter/Jeanne Kay League. “These women have never failed to devote their enormous energy to the needs of others.”
About Tracy Anderson
Tracy Anderson’s achievements as a fitness pioneer and author makes her the world’s most renowned expert in the health and wellness industry. She is best known for her revolutionary Tracy Anderson Method, with devotees including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Lena Dunham, Nicole Richie, Robert Downey Jr, Olivia Palermo and even Miss Piggy. Over the past 18 years, the Tracy Anderson Method has grown and evolved, though the basic premise remains the same: Tracy continues to develop thousands of new routines to ensure that no client ever plateaus.
With six studio locations—including a brand-new studio on East 59th Street in New York City—and more than 170 DVDs (most notably the highly-popular Metamorphosis series, and Pregnancy Project and Teen Meta DVDs), Tracy has transformed the bodies of thousands of people across the globe. She has designed several tech innovations and fitness solutions, including the patented Iso-Kinetic Band System, The Hybrid Body Reformer, The Super G Floor, The Sprung AB Block, and The Men’s High Intensity Machine. When Tracy is not conducting research and developing new content, she is delivering customized programs to her studio clientele, as well as her online streaming community (the #tamily) represented in every state of the U.S. and more than 50 countries worldwide. Most recently, Tracy launched TA Teen Stream, an online workout program for teens following the release of her latest book with Rodale, Total Teen.
In addition to her recognized contributions to fitness, Tracy has created a collection of at-home exercise equipment, nutritional products, and activewear.
About Nicole Miller
Nicole is a globally recognized American fashion designer, known for her skillful draping and unique detailing. Born to a French mother, Nicole was trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris. RISD inspired her sense of freedom and creativity while Chambre Syndicale gave her a mastery of the classic French techniques of haute couture.
In 1992, The Nicole Miller brand was in New York and quickly became well known in the retail industry for popularizing the little black dress. Over the past 25 years, the brand has garnered a loyal following of celebrity fans including Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, and Kelsea Ballerini, amongst others. Nicole is a CFDA board member, and has been the recipient of numerous industry awards such as the Legend of Fashion Award (2006), Fashion Group International Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), and the Visionary Woman Award (2014).
A strong believer in protecting our natural environment, Miller actively supports the Rocky Mountain Institute and Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Riverkeeper.
About Savannah Guthrie
Savannah Guthrie is the co-anchor of NBC News’ “TODAY.” She also serves as NBC News chief legal correspondent. Guthrie joined “TODAY” as a co-host of the third hour and chief legal correspondent in June 2011.
Since joining “TODAY,” Guthrie has conducted a wide range of exclusive interviews with news-makers including then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, President Barack Obama, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords. She has sat down with other notable figures including Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight, former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Guthrie has also interviewed numerous celebrities from Selena Gomez and Meryl Streep to Johnny Depp and Beyonce Knowles.
Guthrie was a primary anchor for the network’s primetime 2016 presidential election coverage, including NBC’s special reporting on the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, offering thoughtful insight and analysis. During the 2016 election cycle, more viewers turned to NBC News and MSNBC for politics coverage than any other television network. Guthrie has also anchored major breaking news events including the Brussels attacks, the 2015 Paris attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris, and the 2013 Moore tornado. She has also anchored from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
In 2017, Guthrie was recognized by New York Women in Communications with the prestigious Matrix Award for her excellence in broadcast journalism. As part of her work on TODAY, she received a 2012 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Show.
Prior to joining “TODAY,” Guthrie served as NBC News white house correspondent from December 2008 to June 2011 where she contributed to all NBC News properties, including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today” and MSNBC. While in that role, Guthrie extensively covered the 2008 presidential election, travelling with Sarah Palin’s campaign, and she was part of the NBC News team that won a 2009 Emmy for its election night coverage. She also broke exclusive details of the events surrounding Osama Bin Laden’s death in May 2011. Guthrie served as co-host of msnbc’s “The Daily Rundown” from January 2010 to June 2011.
Guthrie became a New York Times bestselling author in 2017 with her children’s book, “Princesses Wear Pants,” which she co-authored with Alli Oppenheim.
In 2002, Guthrie received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated magna cum laude. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1993. She received the top score on the Arizona Bar Exam in 2002.
Guthrie is married to communications consultant Mike Feldman and the couple has a daughter, Vale, and welcomed son Charley in December 2016. She is on Twitter at @SavannahGuthrie.
About City of Hope City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community practice sites throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.